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Christian Writing: Handling Writer's Block
Understanding the causes, prevention (if possible) and practical way out of writers block experience
1)
A writer's block is an experience characterized by an inability to write as you can/should normally do,
because the words are not just coming.
Ecclesiastes 10
10
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Have you experienced this before?
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What was your reaction?
2)
Underutilization of one's gift can make its use difficult or impossible as gifts are fanned by usage.
Proverbs 24
33,34
Ecclesiastes 11
4
a.
Laziness i.e. being passive with your writing gift can lead to underutilization.
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Do you think you are a passive or active writer?
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What is the basis for your answer?
b.
Procrastinating, putting off, delaying or deferring writing to a later time can also lead to
underutilization.
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What reasons do you often give for deferring writing?
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3)
Overutilization of one's gift can lead to its exploitation to the point of diminishing returns.
a.
Sometimes writing too often or too extensively can lead to overutilization.
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What writing frequency works for you?
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What is your average writing length?
b.
Improper use of the writing gift can also lead to overutilization.
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How can one put writing into improper use?
4)
Staleness, lack of vitality, energy and originality can hamper Christian writing.
Matthew 11
25-27
John 15
13-15
a.
You have more revelations when you are childlike.
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A child
i.
Put aside what she knows
ii.
Is open to learning
iii.
Cherishes her tutor
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v.
vi.
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vii.
viii.
a.
You have more revelations when you are intimate with Christ.
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How do you intend to get more intimate with Christ?
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